The Soil Association (SA), Britain’s foremost organic food organization, is indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions of children because of its ongoing opposition to Golden Rice, a leading environmentalist has claimed.
Dr Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, has accused the Soil Association — which claims to be responsible for the certification of around 70 percent of organic produce in the UK — of using “lies and scare tactics” and “anti-science extremism” in its campaign against the “miracle” genetically-modified (GM) crop, Golden Rice.
Golden Rice is modified to cure vitamin A deficiency, which kills more than two million children each year, and causes another 500,000 to go blind.
But the Soil Association claims that Golden Rice is expensive, ineffective, unethical and potentially dangerous.
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